How Narendra Modi seduced India with Envy and Hate

How Narendra Modi seduced India with Envy and Hate

The prime minister has won re-election on a tide of violence, fake news and resentment. Before dawn on Feb. 26, Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist prime minister of India, ordered an aerial attack on the country’s nuclear-armed neighbor, Pakistan. There...
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Caged within smartphones

Caged within smartphones

While walking down the memory lane, we pre-2000 generation has a lot to cherish. Starting from open baths in nearby streams and rivers to playing gilli danda, all was pristine and natural. We still remember and cherish the social pluralism...
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E-Curfew and Digital India

E-Curfew and Digital India

In the era of digital India, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has witnessed internet shutdown for more than 197 times in 2018-19. One of the first steps taken by the government for the maintenance of law and order in Kashmir is...
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Darbar move in Digital era

Darbar move in Digital era

Jammu and Kashmir is a unique state not only because of use of pellets on humans or blocking internet day in and day out for security concerns but also that, in this informative superhighway age the fashion of Darbar move...
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Kashmir’s Bleeding Economy!

Kashmir’s Bleeding Economy!

Arjimand Hussain Talib in a recent post on the Facebook while highlighting the problems faced by the trade in Kashmir has observed, “Kashmir’s economy is dying silently, with far-reaching long term negative impacts. It is high time regional political parti...
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Darbar Move: “Rescheduling Priorities Will Save Precious Lives”

Darbar Move: “Rescheduling Priorities Will Save Precious Lives”

Traffic snarl becomes more common in Srinagar city especially after opening of Durbar offices particularly at entering points. At regular intervals we usually come across troubled and irksome situations that unfortunately sometimes become the primary cause for...
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Is India really ready to Integrate and Assimilate Kashmir and Kashmiris?

Is India really ready to Integrate and Assimilate Kashmir and Kashmiris?

By targeting Kashmiri students, did fanatic groups not undermine India’s message? And by not acting firmly against them, did Modi send the right message to Kashmir and Kashmiris about their future with India? “The Kashmir conflict will be resolved with...
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Distrust, Discontent and Alienation: Kashmir During the Modi Years

Distrust, Discontent and Alienation: Kashmir During the Modi Years

The Modi government has done little to stem disaffection in the Valley, but a fair amount to intensify it Sorting out some papers, I came across an old essay in an obscure periodical on a topic of contemporary relevance. Published...
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If Article 35A is expended it will impinge on basic tenets of constitutional interpretation

If Article 35A is expended it will impinge on basic tenets of constitutional interpretation

It became law through a constitutional process. Its repeal will be a blow to federal India When the minions of the BJP promise abolition of Article 370 or Article 35A, especially prior to the elections, it is not to be...
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Kashmir’s contribution to the field of Medicine

Kashmir’s contribution to the field of Medicine

We have been listening, telling, reading and writing about Kashmir’s contribution to the world in the field of literature, art, architecture, music, dance, drama, language, culture, philosophy, history, civilization, religion, spirituality and tradition....
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